Catholic Things

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Best of my Blog Posts about Catholicism

Eucharistic Miracles & Preparing for Easter

Articles I Wrote about Catholic Topics
December 26th Doesn’t Mean Christmas is Over

Favorite Prayers

Prince of Peace by Akiane Kramirek

Shroud of Turin – Jesus’s Face
This picture of Our Lady was drawn by a mystic in Italy.  Her hand was guided by Our Lady.
There is a special blessing given each day to the person who carries it and another blessing given each time one looks at it with love.

I’ve been asked where you can find this picture.  It’s in the Pieta Prayer Book (amazing little prayer book), which is only a couple of dollars on amazon.

A letter written by the Blessed Virgin Mary to the City of Messina where St. Paul, the Apostle preached the gospel, which has been preserved in the Reliquary of the great altar.
I, Mary Virgin, servant of God, very humble Mother of Jesus Christ,  Son of God, the Almighty and Eternity, to all who are in Menissa, health and benediction in our Lord.   You have learned by the ambassadors who have been sent to you.  You recieved the gospel and you acknowledged that the Son of God has become man, and has suffered the passion and death for the salvation of the world, and that He is Christ and also the true Messiah.  I beseech you to persevere, promising to you, and all your posterity, to assist you in the presence of my Son.”
Mary Virgin, very humble servant of God
(Great graces are given to those who carry a copy of this letter.)
Source:  Pieta Prayer Booklet

O Mary, Conceived without Sin, Pray for Us who have Recourse to Thee

The Our Father
Our Father, Who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Hail Mary
Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of death.


Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel
St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen..

Act of Contrition
O my God,
I am heartily sorry for
having offended Thee,
and I detest all my sins,
because I dread the loss of heaven,
and the pains of hell;
but most of all because
they offend Thee, my God,
Who are all good and
deserving of all my love.
I firmly resolve,
with the help of Thy grace,
to confess my sins,
to do penance,
and to amend my life.


Anime Christi [Usually said after receiving the Eucharist]
Soul of Christ, sanctify me
Body of Christ, save me
Blood of Christ, inebriate me
Water from Christ’s side, wash me
Passion of Christ, strengthen me
O good Jesus, hear me
Within Thy wounds hide me
Suffer me not to be separated from Thee
From the malicious enemy defend me
In the hour of my death call me
And bid me come unto Thee
That I may praise Thee with Thy saints

and with Thy angels
Forever and ever

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.

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Favorite Quotes

“Babies are such a nice way to start people.” – Don Herold

Dear Octavia Butler,
I know you don’t know this, but every time I buy a new Journal, I write this quote from you on the inside front cover.  Thank you for saying it:

“I hid out in a big pink notebook – one that would hold a whole ream of paper. I made myself a universe in it.  [There I could be a magic horse, a Martian, a telepath ….There I could be anywhere but here, any time but now, with any people but these.]”

More Octavia Butler Quotes 

Other Quotes I Love:

“Do today what others won’t, so tomorrow,
you can do what others can’t.”
~ Brian Rogers Loop

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totaly worn out, and screming WOO HOO what a ride!!
“facts don’t cease to exist just because they are ignored.”
“Now, we must all fear evil men.  But there is another kind of evil which we must fear most, and that is the indifference of good men.”
“As we grow up we learn that even the one person who wasn’t supposed to ever let you down probably will. You will have your heart broken probably more than once and its harder every time.  You’ll break hearts too so remember how it felt when yours was broken.  You’ll fight with your best friend.  You’ll blame a new love for something an old one did.  You’ll cry because time is going by so fast and you’ll eventually lose someone you love.  So take too many pictures, laugh too hard, and love like you’ve never been hurt because every minute you spend mad or upset is a minute of happiness you’ll never get back.”
“no guy is worth your tears and the one who is won’t make you cry.”
~ Watch your thoughts; they become your words. Watch your words; they become your actions. Watch your actions; they become your habits. Watch your habits; they become your character. Watch your character for it will become your destiny~
“Carpe diem. Sieze the day, make your life extrordinary.”
“Great things are not done by impulse, but a series of small things brought together.” -Vincent VanGogh
“To love what you do and feel that it matters – how could anything be more fun?” -Catherine Graham
“Many persons have the wrong idea about what constitues true happiness.  It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” -Helen Keller
“Never lie, steal, cheat, or drink.


but if you must lie, lie in the arms of the one you love;
if you must steal, steal away from bad company;
if you must cheat, cheat death;
and if you must drink, drink in the moments that take your breath away.”
“Life is short, break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truely, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile.  Eventually everything will fall into place and makes sense.  Until then laugh at the confusion… live every moment, and know everything happens for a reason.  There comes a time when you find out who matters, who never did, and who always will.  And in the end, we learn who’s fake, who’s true, and who will risk it all for you.”
“The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear.” -Herbert Agar
“Shoot for the moon.  Even if you miss, you’ll be among the stars”
“The Immaculate alone has from God the promise of victory over Satan. She seeks souls that will consecrate themselves entirely to her, that will become in her hands forceful instruments for the defeat of Satan and the spread of God’s kingdom.”


– St. Maximilian Kolbe
“Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have”


-Thomas Jefferson

People are often unreasonable, illogical,
and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, People may accuse you
of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.If you are successful, you will win some
false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.If you are honest and frank,
people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.What you spend years building, someone
could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.If you find serenity and happiness,
they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.The good you do today,
people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have,
and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis,
it is between you and God;

It was never between you and them anyway

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.  We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream.  It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” -Ronald Reagan“Fight to the death for Truth, and the Lord God will do battle for you.” – Sirach 4:33″The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult and left untried.” — G.K. Chesterton



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